3 Appreciation Gift Ideas for Employees

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While National Employee Appreciation Day often falls on the first few days of March, there’s no bad time to show your staff how much you value them and the hard work they do. Consider the following gifts to show gratitude to your outstanding team members.

Create a Personalized Plaque

A timeless, lasting way to say “thanks,” a personalized plaque is a great appreciation gift for any employee. Affordable, unique, and customizable, plaques from PlaqueMaker.com are as easy to design as they are to look at. Graphic design professionals can help you choose the various colors, laser-engraved text, and quality materials needed to bring your appreciation plaque to life. Contact us today to learn more.

Host a Celebratory Luncheon

Though not as lasting or personal as a plaque, a thoughtful luncheon hosted in honor of either an individual employee or your entire team is a great way to show gratitude. Company luncheons provide a needed reprieve from day-to-day office work and also allow employees to socialize with one another. Have catering brought in from a local restaurant, hang a personalized “Thank You” sign, and consider handing out small gifts or mementos for an added gesture of appreciation.

Give a Thoughtful Gift Certificate

Not only is a gift certificate a great way to show appreciation, it also gives your employee a chance to indulge in something outside of the office. Gift certificates to consider include:  

      • Meals at a local, favorite restaurant
      • Services at a nice spa
      • Movie or concert tickets
      • Tickets to a local theatre
      • Beverages at a winery or brewery
      • Admission to an amusement park, zoo, or other attraction

Don’t hesitate to get creative and make the gift certificate unique to the individual employee. If your IT guy likes race cars, give him tickets to a race or a day of driving high-end vehicles; if your secretary is into the great outdoors, gift an outdoor experience like a guided hike or rafting trip.

Whatever gift you opt to give your employees, remember that showing appreciation for your staff is the main goal; there’s no wrong way to go about it.

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